GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman (yes, that Jack Burkman) announced Monday that he is preparing a piece of legislation which, if enacted would ban openly gay players from joining the National Football League.
In a statement, Burkman said,
”We are losing our decency as a nation. Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country. What in the world has this nation come to?”
He also added, “if the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it.”
Burkman alleges that up to five Republican Representatives and one Senator are “interested” in co-sponsoring the proposed bill, according to his words. Even more ridiculously, he claims that the number of co-sponsoring Representatives and Senators once the bill is introduced could rise to as high as 36 and five, respectively.
If introduced, the bill stands no chance whatsoever of passing either chamber, and would almost assuredly be laughed out of the building by President Obama should it somehow manage to reach his desk.
P.S. Hey, guys! My name is Tyler and I am ecstatic to be joining the Gay Marriage Watch crew, having answered Scott’s “Help Wanted” post earlier. I look forward to hearing from you all!